First Episode Of ‘Disappearance of Crystal Rogers’ Aired Saturday On Oxygen Channel

Posted at 3:41 PM, Aug 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-12 15:41:21-04

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (LEX 18/WAVE) – The disappearance of Crystal Rogers remains one of the most captivating unsolved cases in Kentucky. 

The mystery is garnering national attention after the Investigation Discovery show "On the Case with Paula Zahn" featured the case, and a new Oxygen series will continue shining the spotlight on the small town in Kentucky where Rogers disappeared.

The Disappearance of Crystal Rogers‘ is a six-part series created and distributed by the Oxygen Media, which aired the first episode on Saturday on the Oxygen Channel.

An opening sequence from the preview provides a moving aerial shot over Bardstown, Kentucky, creating an image of a picturesque small town.

But, as viewers soon learn, it is a town shrouded in secrets. 

The show’s main page is a blitz of background information on the case. A blog offers 10 things to know about the disappearance of Crystal Rogers. Another presents The complete timeline of Crystal Rogers’ disappearance

Rogers, a Bardstown mother of five, vanished three years ago on July 3, 2015.  Two days later her car–with her purse, keys and cell phone inside it–was found with a flat tire on the shoulder of the Bluegrass Parkway. 

Crystal’s father, Tommy Ballard, searched for his daughter diligently until his death. Ballard was shot and killed in the chest by an unknown person while waiting to go hunting with his grandson.

His family believes the same person responsible for Crystal’s disappearance is responsible for Tommy’s death. 

This is the third installment in the Disappearance of… series. The first two focused on the cases of Maura Murray and Natalee Holloway. 

The first episode of the six-part series aired on August 11. If you missed the premier, you can also watch the episode back online,click here.

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